BRUSSELS Brussels prosecutors are investigating a deal concerning Belgian organization Semlex and the Democratic Republic of Congo to supply biometric passports, a spokesman for the prosecutors’ place of work reported on Thursday.
He reported the investigation had began in early 2017 but declined to give any more specifics.
A Reuters unique report very last 7 days showed that $60 of the value of just about every $185 DRC passport is channeled to a organization registered in the United Arab Emirates, thought to be owned by a near relative of DRC President Joseph Kabila.
Brussels-primarily based Semlex, which has turn into a leader in offering identification and travel paperwork for African nations about the earlier twenty a long time, was not quickly available for remark.
(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek Enhancing by Louise Ireland)